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A Theory Regarding the Theory Sale—It’s Meh

This Theory sale was so average that it’s hard for me to find a word to describe it. When I heard that Theory was offering items up to 70% off I was intrigued, but when I got to the sale I thought the prices were too high and the items too boring for me to justify it. Items available at the sale were shirts, sweaters, dresses, jackets (both men’s and women’s), scarves, and hats (and a few pairs of shoes).

Although this sale was kind of underwhelming, I will give props to how well-organized it was. With a wide variety of styles and sizes, everything was hung up neatly on hangers. Men’s on one side, women’s on the other. (260, take note) One thing that I really liked about the room (OCD, much?) was that items and racks were separated by category and price (ie women’s sweaters for $109, men’s outerwear for $299)— this made everything easy to navigate.

The pieces were mostly solid colors and veered on the side of dressy(ish)— in short, if you’re going on an interview, hit this up. 

While the prices were notably discounted, for a sample sale they weren’t that great. 

I give this sale a 6/10. The pieces were nice but pretty expensive. This sale would definitely appeal to someone who is a big Theory fan. If you don’t have any particular fondness for the brand, though, it’s just slightly above “okay”. 

 

What: Theory sample sale                                                                                                                                         When: December 4th— December 8th, 2019                                                                                                       Where: 75 9th Ave, Manhattan, NY (inside of Chelsea Market)

 

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The AV Max Sale Lived Up to Max-imum Expectations

By: Eve Orbach

This AV Max sale was great!! There was a large selection and variety of jewelry at low prices. Prices ranged from $5-$25, while full-priced items on the website go for about $20—$70. Featured were rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in both gold and silver finishes. Because of the price point, the jewelry is made with mixed metals instead of 100% gold or silver. The pieces ranged from super minimalist everyday styles to more funky fashion jewelry. 

The sale was very easy to shop in. Most tables were organized by price and item (ie rings for $5, hoops for $5, etc). The sale venue was small but cozy, and it’s the same place where they keep their materials. This turned out to be a cool feature because they had people crafting the jewelry while we were shopping. The staff working the sale were really friendly and kind. There was Christmas music playing, everyone was chatting with each other and to top it all off there were free mimosas offered!

I give this sale a 10/10. If you’re looking for fun fashion jewelry at low prices then this is the sale for you. Also, because we’re in the holiday season, it’s worth mentioning that you will definitely get some people checked off of your gift list! 

PSA: this jewelry would make adorable stocking stuffers. 

 

What: AV Max jewelry sale

When: December 4— December 10, 2019

Where: 144 W. 37th Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan, NY 

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Great Shape Wear at the Wolford Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Wolford sample sale’s set up was very organized, and it was easy to find exactly what you are looking for. The room had racks alongside the walls, which were categorized by item and shade. There was one section along the wall, that was specifically bodysuits, thin pullovers, thin tops, and string bodysuits. All of those were packaged in small boxes already. That section categorized each small box by size, and it was easy to find your size as well. There was one rack that was dedicated to embellished bodysuits, dresses, and long sleeved shirts. The rack was very organized and had multiple sizes for each item. There was another rack that was mainly just pants and skirts. The merchandise was in color-coated order, which made it easy to find specific items/colors. There were also two boxes of bras, but they were all just thrown in; the sizing was all tossed in together, so people had to search throughout in order to find their size. There was also a large section of tights- both embellished and plain. There were a lot of great colors for the winter and holidays as well.

Merchandise/ pricing: Wolford’s prices were as follows: bodysuits $60, dresses $75, embellished dresses $125, knitwear $80, pants $75, skirts $40, vegan skirts $75, tanks $45, tops $75, waves camo $15, and cotton skirt $15 (The prices remained a bit high). They had a lot of great merchandise and did not look like they were running out anytime soon. The only negative attribute about this sale was that the cotton skirts and some other merchandise were very creased and looked worn out. Wolford had a lot of amazing quality items as well; there were a bunch of gorgeous dresses that had detailed embellishments. There were fancy pants and casual pants- The pants were in mostly just dark shades. There were also a LOT of colorful tights and plain ones as well. There was a whole corner of the room that was dedicated to just tights! The tights were in a lot of available sizes, and were perfectly labeled to make it easy to find your specific size.

Rate: 6/10 The prices were still pretty high, and some of the items were creased. They had a lot of great items, and it is worth it to go if you need shape-wear, dresses, or pants!

What: Wolford Sample Sale
When: Tues, Dec. 3- Thu, Dec. 5, 2019
Where: 330 7th Avenue, Suite 1702, Manhattan, NY

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LOTS to buy at the Amicale cashmere sample sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Amicale sample sale was a true hit! There were endless amounts of cashmere for both men and women. The set up goes as follows: the room was divided in “half” between the men and the women. Each side was then categorized by the specific merchandise. Both sections had ENDLESS amounts of boxes that were labeled with the price. Everything in the room was extremely organized, and it was very easy to find what you were looking for. For the women, there were boxes of scarves, gloves, hats, sweaters, sweatshirts, and robes. Everything was organized in the boxes, and looked brand new. For the men, there were also boxes filled with gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, and robes. The room was big and not too crowded, so it was enjoyable and fun to shop in.

Merchandise/ pricing: Each item at the sample sale had a different price. The prices for the women went as follows: cashmere sweaters $95 (3 for $250), cashmere woven throws $135, fedora felt $30, faux fur scarf $20 (2 for $30), knit cashmere gloves $25 (5 for $100), scarves and wraps $20 (3 for $50), and knit hats with fur pom $40 (3 for $100). Men’s prices went as follows: leather gloves $40, cashmere scarves $40, woven hats $15, and sweaters $95. The prices were great, and all of the merchandise looked excellent quality. There was a TON of merchandise left, and even more unopened boxes underneath everything that was out. There were multiple sizes for everything as well. There were a lot of great holiday gifts as well, such as pre-wrapped gloves. There are gorgeous pieces and warm blankets. This sample sale was a true hit, there was a LOT to buy!

Rate: 9/10 A ton of excellent merchandise. There are unlimited amounts of holiday gifts for both men and women, ranging from blankets, scarves, hats, sweaters, and gloves.

What: Amicale sample sale
When: Wed, Dec. 4- Fri, Dec 6, 2019
Where: 148 Madison Ave, 5th floor (32nd St Entrance), Manhattan, NY

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GREAT DEALS at the Halston sample sale!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Halston sample sale was very organized and spacious! Right when you enter, there were two racks filled with winter coats. The coats were very nice and gorgeous, and looked like they were all in excellent shape. All of the coats were organized very well. There were also a lot of racks of long dresses, short dresses, and pants. Everything was categorized by item, which made it easy to shop. There were 3-4 sections for short dresses; the dresses were both fancy and casual. Most of the dresses looked like they were in great shape, but others- not so much. There were also only two pairs of white shorts left. The accessories were in the back corner; there were a lot of cute winter hats, scarves, and ear muffs. Each item had multiple color options too.

Merchandise/ pricing: The Halston sample sale had excellent deals and prices. The coats were priced according to their style. There was a list on top of the coat rack which made it easy to find the item’s price. The coat prices were originally around $600-$2,000, and now ranged from $180-$360. All of the merchendise had amazing prices: tops now $20, bottoms $20, short dresses $30, rompers $30, long dresses $40, jumpsuits $40, blazers $50, outerwear $75. There were a ton of merchandise and sizes. There were gorgeous fancy dresses that were originally $445 and now were $30! There were also chic pants that were originally $345 and were now $20- WHAT A STEAL! Now onto accessories: all of the styles with real fur were now $20, and the rest were now $15. There were a lot of warm winter hats and all different kinds of colored earmuffs.

Rate: 8/10 The Halston sample sale had AMAZING deals and a lot of cute items. However, not ALL of the merchandise looked like it was in the best shape. This sample sale had excellent quality winter coats that had stunning prints and details. There were cute short dresses and great winter accessories. This sample sale is worth it to go to!

What: Halston sample sale
When: Mon, Dec. 2- Wed, Dec. 4, 2019
Where: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor, Manhattan, NY

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All Things Beautiful at the Escada Sample Sale!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: The Escada sample sale was EXTREMELY organized and easy to shop at. The room had different sections that were categorized by size. Once you walked to your section, the racks were then separated by item: pants, skirts, sweaters, and dresses. Each size had a lot of gorgeous pieces and options. There were a lot of chic and funky prints. There were gorgeous dresses for personal events or business events. The merchandise was in excellent shape and looked brand new. There were lots of colors throughout the entire showroom, which really brightened everything up on this snowy day! In the back of the room, there were 2 racks that had gowns. The gowns were stunning and definitely a hit! The entire room was very quiet, and there was only a handful of customers shopping. The staff was also very kind and helpful in assisting customers to find more sizes and styles.

Merchandise/ pricing: All of the clothing was 80% off the original retail prices, and the ENTIRE store was an additional 10% off at checkout. The pants were originally around $600, jackets originally $1,300, dresses originally $1,400, and skirts originally $400; now all of those items are 80% off! Now onto accessories: shoes were $100, and boots/ booties were $150. There were A TON of gorgeous shoes, that ranged from casual sneakers to fancy heels. There were a few colorful options for bags, and each was individually marked. There were 5 boxes of beautiful scarves as well, and each was 60% off the original retail price. Lastly, there were a handful of belts that were individually marked; the sizes ranged from sizes 70-105. There were only brown and orange-colored belts left.

Rate: 9/10 The Escada sample sale had beautiful merchandise in all sizes. The space was large and spacious, which made it enjoyable to shop in. There was a lot of merchandise and great options. There were a ton of shoes and accessories as well. It is worthwhile to go!

When: Sat, Nov. 30- Fri, Dec. 6, 2019
What: Escada Sample Sale
Where: 317 West 33rd Street, Manhattan, NY

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The Dion Lee Sample Sale was a fun Shopping Spree!

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: Dion Lee’s sample sale set up was very neat and organized and each rack was categorized by color. There were only a few customers shopping which made the experience quiet and enjoyable. All of the clothing was amazing quality and in great shape; everything looked brand new! There was one small fitting room, and one large mirror in the middle of the store. The girls working there were very sweet and helpful. They kept marking down the items every so often which was a plus! They had a section for shoes and accessories in the corner, which was organized and laid out very neatly.

Merchandise/pricing: The merchandise’s prices were still pretty high, but the items were fabulous quality and stunning (might be worth it!) Each item had its own price- there was no set price depending on the categories. There were a lot of stunning silk lace long dresses and those were around $200-300. The girls working there said that those gowns retail for around $600. All of their bathing suits were $60-$70, shoes were $100-$150, and earrings were $100-$250. They had a great variety of shoes: bootie heels, sandals, flip flops, and dressy heels. They had a limited selection of shoe sizes however; there were ALL only sizes 39 and 40. They also only had a few pairs of earrings left and all of them were silver. There were A few bathing suits left, and frankly, none looked worth their prices.

Rating: 7.5/10. Despite the fact that the prices were still sort of high, the items were excellent quality and all STUNNING pieces. It is only worth it to go if you are nearby.

What: Dion Lee Sample Sale
Where: 401 Broadway, Suite 1910, Manhattan, NY
When: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

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Nothing Left at the Cinzia Rocca Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

The Cinzia Rocca sample sale was on the penthouse and had a beautiful view. However, it was a true madhouse! It was very busy and crowded with a lot of loud people trying on the clothing. There were only about 4/5 jackets and pants left. The coats were very good quality and looked brand new. The pants were all very bright colors and very cute. As far as pricing goes: orange stickers were $75, green stickers $200, red stickers $300, and blue stickers $25. This sample sale was also CASH ONLY. There were multiple people yelling, “Does anyone have change for a 10? And for a 5?”

Overall I rated this sale a 5/10. I couldn’t even give it a higher score cause there was pretty much no merchandise left- most of the racks are truly empty. Not worth going- skip!!!

What: Cinzia Rocca Sample Sale
When: Tues Nov 19th, 2019
Where: 30 Central Park South, PH, Manhattan, NY

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Didn’t LOVE the Loveshackfancy Sample Sale

By: Gabriella Rose

Set up: Way before opening the Loveshackfancy sample sale, there was a line out the door. Customers were ready to shop! Loveshackfancy’s racks were perfectly organized by all of the different categories: long dresses, short dresses, sweaters, long skirts, short skirts, etc. The room looked pretty organized before everyone came in, but once they start shopping, I am thinking otherwise. The shopping space also was not big, and didn’t look like it could fit so many people inside. Loveshackfancy used to have their sample sale on the 5th floor of their building, but this year they for some reason couldn’t.

Pricing and merchandise: Loveshackfancy had a lot of good merchandise, but by the looks of all of the customers flowing in, there soon may not be anything left! They had some very beautiful dresses and long skirts. They had a small rack of short skirts and only had 4-5 different types. The pricing was still a little high: long skirts are now $159, short dresses $139, blouses $89, short skirts $99, long skirts $129, sweaters $149, and the love dress $49. Now onto the kids: there was only one small rack that had a few pieces of kids clothing on it. The rack was also on the back room of the floor and was hard to find. There were also no accessories.

Rating: 6/10.

What: Loveshackfancy Sample Sale
When: Tue Nov 19th – Thu Nov 21st, 2019
Where: 525 West 26th, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, NY

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Retrofête Sample Sale- EEP!!!!!

By: Jacqueline Munro

The Retrofête sample sale starts tomorrow morning and it is going to be AMAZING. I walked into the clean white showroom with low expectations, (hot brands don’t usually have great sample sales) but I was BLOWN AWAY! If you’re a ShopDrop VIP member you’ll be able to attend this sale an hour before anyone else, and if you aren’t there is still time to become one! Download our app to get the special perks now!

At this sale, it seems like there are a million dresses. They have tons of classic styles like the Grace, Gabrielle, Audrey, Ella, and Olya as well as others like the Flora and Denisa. All of the dresses are available in every color of the rainbow and more! The long sleeve mini sequin dresses are $300, the one-shoulder and midi long sleeve sequin dresses are $250, and the sequin slips are $100. I mean, prices like that for a brand this hot are unheard of!!!! In addition to the amazing dresses, there are tons of cute short/top sets, jogger/sweatshirt sets, and other single pieces like skirts, tanks, and blazers. There is also a small selection of shoes and bags which are to die for.

Overall I rated this sale a 9/10. If you don’t go to this sale you’re either a fool or you’re really smart and trying to save money; because trust me, if you go, you won’t be able to leave empty-handed. Good luck, shoppers! I hope you have sick New Years’ plans because this attire is perfect for the occasion.

What: Retrofête Sample Sale
When: Wed Nov 13th – Fri Nov 15th, 2019
Where: 231 W. 29th St., Manhattan, NY

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